Art of the 20th Century

 





Art Styles in 20th century Art Map



 


Barnett Newman

 


 

Barnett Newman

Newman, Barnett, 1905–70, American artist, b. New York City. A member of the New York school, Newman was one of the first to reject conventional notions of spatial composition in art. Often using monumental scale, he took abstraction to its farther reaches. In his severe Stations of the Cross series (1958–66), he divided raw canvas vertically at intervals by black or white bands of various widths. In other paintings (e.g., Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue IV?, 1969–70) Newman used large areas of saturated, sometimes primary color punctuated by narrow vertical bands of other colors that he called “zips” as the source of visual and emotional impact. Newman became known as a major painter in the last decade of his life, and his work was an important influence on the practitioners of color-field painting. He also created a number of monumental abstract sculptures.
 


 
 

Moment
1946


 

Eve
1950


 

Adam
1951


 

Untitled Etching #1
1969

 
Eighteen Cantos
1963-1964

Title page


 

Canto I



 

Canto II


 

Canto III


 

Canto IV


 

Canto V


 

Canto VI


 

Canto VII


 

Canto VIII


 

Canto IX


 

Canto X


 

Canto XI


 

Canto XII


 

Canto XIII


 

Canto XIV


 

Canto XV


 

Canto XVI


 

Canto XVII


 

Canto XVIII
 



Achilles


 


Be I


 


Dionysius


 


Onement III


 


Right here





Untitled etching 2


 


Vir Heroicus Sublimis


 


Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?


 


Yellow Painting


 


Jericho


 


Profile of light


 


The Name



Pagan Void
 

 


Discuss Art

Please note: site admin does not answer any questions. This is our readers discussion only.

 
| privacy